Updated: May 29
That is the age old question, why are weddings so expensive?! Is it a secret wedding industry tax? Wedding flowers can be a major expense for couples, but there are plenty of reasons why they can be so costly. There is ways to keep your budget down - see our blog post "how to budget wedding flowers"
The simple answer is, no, there is no secret wedding tax. They cost what they are worth. The value is in the quality, the education, the work and the labour.
Here is our top five reasons why wedding flowers cost as much as they do:
Quality: Wedding flowers are usually of a higher quality than those used for everyday occasions. We go the extra mile to ensure that the flowers used for weddings are the freshest and most vibrant, and this usually translates to a higher price tag.
Seasonality: Depending on the time of year, some flowers may be more expensive than others due to their seasonal availability. If you're looking for a specific type of flower, it may not be available at a particular time of year, and this could cause the price to be higher. We recommend not getting caught up on flower type, and instead focusing your attention on the colour and style you want your flowers to portray.
Variety: Flower arrangements for weddings often require a variety of different types of flowers, which can add up to a hefty price tag. The more premium the flower, the more premium the price tag can be.
Preparation: A lot of work goes into preparing the flowers for a wedding. We need to ensure that the flowers are in the best condition and that the arrangements are aesthetically pleasing. This takes time and money. The preperation for your wedding flowers starts up to 7 days before your wedding. From the ordering, the unpacking, the preperation and then the creating.
Labor: Finally, the labor involved in creating wedding flower arrangements is usually more expensive than for everyday arrangements. We need to be paid for our time (as much as we LOVE what we do) and expertise, which is reflected in the cost of the flowers.
By understanding why wedding flowers cost as much as they do, couples can plan and budget accordingly. Finding the right florist and selecting the right flowers can help to minimize costs while still achieving the desired look.